In a competition, when someone cheats, he gets disqualified. The disqualification does not make the runner-up the winner. Rather, it reveals that the man who appeared to be the runner-up had been the winner all along. In the race for the GOP nomination for president, therefore, Ron Paul won.
Throwing Romney's campaign strategy of capturing 38 percent of the Latino vote to the wind, the Arizonification of the Republican Party's immigration platform appears to be nothing less than a chronicle of an election disaster foretold.